Limerick's 2013 Munster SHC winning captain Donal O'Grady
LIMERICK have six teams working out of their Underage Hurling Academy for 2019.
Revealed are the varying management teams catering for the inter-county teams from U-14 to U-17.
The backroom teams include a number of former inter-county senior hurlers and respected coaches.
All is co-ordinated by the Limerick Hurling Academy Committee, which is headed up by 2017 All-Ireland U-21 winning manager Pat Donnelly.
Also included in the nine man steering committee is Joe McKenna, Limerick GAA secretary Mike O'Riordan, sponsor Gerry McManus and two strength and conditioning coaches; Mikey Kiely and Darragh Droog.
U-17: Manager: Diarmuid Mullins (Mungret); coaches: Richie Flannery (Nenagh, Co Tipperary), Tommy Quaid (Effin), John Meskell (Ahane), Liaison Officer: Neil Clifford (Monaleen); Kitman: Declan Gillane (Patrickswell); Stats: Pat Keane (Newcastle West).
U-16: Manager: Pat Conlon (Na Piarsaigh); coaches: Shane O’Neill (South Liberties), Shane Mullane (Monaleen), Patrick Jones (Hospital-Herbertstown), Ger Barry (Killeedy); Liaison Officer: Pat O'Dwyer (Bruff); Kitman: Colin Heffernan (Na Piarsaigh).
U-15 A: Manager: Donal O’Grady (Granagh-Ballingarry), coaches: Ger Downes (Knockaderry), Liam Reale (Hospital-Herbertstown).
U-15 B: Manager: Liam Hammersley (Cappamore); coaches: Thomas Franklin (Pallasgreen), Mark Keane (South Liberties), Ger Hickey (Crecora-Manister), Liaison Officer: Pat Butler (Old Christians); Kitman: Brendan Flood (South Liberties).
U-14 A: Manager: Kevin O’Hagan (Mungret); coaches: Damian Gillane (Patrickswell) and Ruairi Walsh (Sixmilebridge).
U-14 B: Coaches: Aaron Murphy (Hospital-Herbertstown), Dave Clohessy (Fedamore); Liaison Officer: Mike O’Connor; Kitman: Pat Gavin (Ballybrown).
Goalkeeper coach: Timmy Houlihan
Medic: John Daly
Physio: Mark van Drumpt
Limerick Hurling Academy Committee: Pat Donnelly, Denis Murrihy, Mikey Kiely, Darragh Droog, Liam Hayes, Joe McKenna, Mike O’Riordan, Gerry McManus, Mike Cotter.
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